On 7-11 July 2013 Geofizyka Torun took part in an international discussion forum in Krakow, organized by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, entitled: SEG D&P Forum – Integrated Geophysics for Unconventional Resources.
The topics of the forum covered the following issues: analysis of log data through modeling of shale formations, imaging of unconventional deposits’ geology, such as shale gas, by application of full azimuth seismic, microseismic monitoring of hydraulic fracturing and methodology of determining the influence that exploration, in particular, exploration of unconventional resources, may have on the natural environment.
International societies of geophysicists, especially those like EAGE and SEG, in addition to annual, large-scale conferences gathering from 4000 to 6000 participants, also organize a series of thematic workshops dedicated to reviewing and exchanging of information as well as summarizing the latest state of knowledge and technology in particular fields of geophysics. So was the forum, which constituted a brilliant opportunity to meet and discuss academic achievements (seven universities from Europe and America including Polish academic institutions: Polish Academy of Sciences, IG, AGH, Oil and Gas Institute), practical solutions offered by service companies (Geofizyka Torun, Microseismic, Global Geophysical Services, ION, ASC from Itasca Group, Schlumberger, Max Solutions), as well as expectations of the oil and gas companies (Chevron, ExxonMobil, Dutch Shell, Marathon Oil, Kuwait Oil Company or Unconventional Gas Resources from Canada).
GT’s delegate, Mr Michal Podolak, R&D Manager, presented a paper on “Identification of Seismic Signatures of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reservoirs with Full Azimuth Seismic”. Follow-up-discussions on the subject as well as comparisons with the quality of existing seismic data from U.S. deposits and current market expectations, indicate that GT’s proposal to apply the innovative EarthStudy 360 full-azimuth imaging technology may cause great interest on the U.S. market.